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Nastygrams On the Rise

| January 16, 2020 | 22 Comments
Nastygrams On the Rise

This came up this morning, so I’m dropping it here. The 82nd Airborne is deployed to the Middle East. Now it appears that hackers have infiltrated the electronic contact system (e-mail, messaging, etc.) and are doing their darnedest to annoy and intimidate the families back in the USA.  In this case, it’s the 82nd Airborne […]

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Boomer’s Request Video

| January 14, 2020 | 8 Comments
Boomer’s Request Video

Boomer sends me videos as well as his famous ‘toons, but I simply don’t have the bandwidth to view, edit, and post them up. Here’s an exception to the rule. Enjoy!

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“I answered the call of duty and served my country — and I got fired for it,”

| January 10, 2020 | 108 Comments
“I answered the call of duty and served my country — and I got fired for it,”

Sgt. Maj. Richard Erickson returned to work Monday after being fired by the Postal Service in 2000 for “excessive use of military leave.” (Courtesy of Richard Erickson) It took nearly 20 years, but the Post Office finally was coerced into righting this wrong. Guardsman fired from the Postal Service in 2000 for military service receives […]

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Valor Friday

| January 10, 2020 | 3 Comments
Valor Friday

Sergeant William Wilson Mason continues his articles on those awarded the Medal of Honor twice. Today we honor both Sergeant William Wilson, USA, who distinguished himself post-Civil War as a mounted trooper fighting hostiles in Indian Territories out West, and First Sergeant Henry Hogan, another veteran of the Indian Wars. Here’s Mason: Part four of […]

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What Happens in Nevada…

| December 30, 2019 | 120 Comments
What Happens in Nevada…

Military.com reports that the first-ever waiver has been granted to a Nevada Army Guard soldier to grow a beard. The Nevada Army Guard’s first religious accommodation waiver granted a Norse Pagan soldier permission to grow a beard. Now, it is considering two similar requests from Pagan soldiers, according to a recent Army news release. In 2017, the […]

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Valor Friday

| December 27, 2019 | 4 Comments
Valor Friday

George Sakato Today’s Valor Friday honors Private George T. Sakato, USA, for his exemplary  heroism in World War II France. An American of Japanese descent, despite the appalling treatment of his kind he chose to join the Army in defense of America and her allies against the Axis Powers. George Sakato was born in Colton, […]

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Ty Hampe – The Rest of the Story

| December 19, 2019 | 127 Comments
Ty Hampe – The Rest of the Story

The folks at MilitaryPhony published additional military records on Ty Hampe – the individual claiming to have two CIBs and a Purple Heart. You may recall that TAH published an article about Hampe here. Hampe’s Facebook page has a post of him in uniform and then a closeup of the uniform. Hampe also had a […]

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75th Anniversary  of the Battle of the Bulge

| December 17, 2019 | 19 Comments
75th Anniversary  of the Battle of the Bulge

This is the battle that turned the tide against Germany in Europe. https://www.militarytimes.com/news/pentagon-congress/2019/12/16/wwii-allies-germany-mark-75-yrs-since-battle-of-the-bulge/ BASTOGNE, Belgium — Side by side, the Allies and former enemy Germany together marked the 75th anniversary of one of the most important battles in World War II — the Battle of the Bulge, which stopped Adolf Hitler’s last-ditch offensive to turn […]

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